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09:00AM 12:00PM Transforming Research Conference: University Event Topic: Faculty,Graduate,Medicine,ResearchDepartment / Organization: Health Sciences Center LibraryEvent Open To: Faculty,Graduate Students,PostDocsCost: $99, register by Oct. 12 ($25 discounted rate available)Registration / R.S.V.P. link: https://www.transformingresearch.org/registration/Contact Name: Jeremy KupscoContact Email: jkupsco@emory.eduLink: https://www.transformingresearch.org/This conference will advance conversations on research policy, evaluation, portfolio management, funding, dissemination, and impact. Perspectives from people in government and private funding organizations, research institutes, and academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations are welcome.Transforming Research conference format will be a series of short pre-recorded presentations followed by interactive discussion with presenters. Themes for the 2020 meeting are:  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Research: What helps and hinders the creation of opportunity and equity for women and other underrepresented minority groups in the process of research? We will explore DEI from several perspectives Basic, Applied and Translational Research: Connections, Collaboration and Community: We will discuss practices of interdisciplinarity and collaborative approaches to address societal and scientific challenges. Open Science - Opportunities and Challenges for the Research Enterprise: Open science promises to accelerate reproducibility and research, and promote efficiencies, exemplified by the ‘completely new culture of doing research’ in response to COVID-19. From endeavor to practice, we invite discussion on costs, emerging roles, technology, incentives, competitiveness, as well as policies and regulations. Rigor, Reproducibility, and Integrity in Research: Research is a human endeavor: with the usual characteristics of humanity, with its strengths and weaknesses. Solutions can come about through technological improvement, behavioral change and increased transparency: but they have to be ethical, community-led, and they have to be seen to be effective - by the research community, by funders, politicians and the general populace. + Online Campus Events
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04:00PM 05:30PM CMBC Lecture: Dan Weiskopf: University Event Topic: Lectures & MeetingsSchool: All Emory UniversityDepartment / Organization: Center for Mind Brain and CultureMeeting Organizer/Sponsor: Center for Mind, Brain, and CultureSpeaker/Presenter: Dan Weiskopf | Philosophy / Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State UniversityEvent Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeContact Name: Leslie GrantContact Email: leslie.s.grant@emory.eduLink: http://cmbc.emory.edu/events/lectures/index.htmlThe Myth of Natural Categories: Representing and Coordinating Ethnobiological KnowledgeNOTE: Listserv subscribers will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting. To join listserv, email cmbc@emory.eduGroups adopt strikingly different attitudes and practices centered on how humans and other living beings relate to their environment. These bodies of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) have been the focus of extensive research in ethnobiology. Understanding TEK is important both theoretically and for advancing political projects such as ecological conservation and cooperative resource management. However, attempts to integrate insights from TEK with scientific biological thought often misconstrue its content and function. Ethnobiology frequently represents TEK as a cultural module that can be cleanly separated from religious, symbolic, or mythic beliefs, rites and practices, and material culture. Drawing on case studies of Indigenous botanical and zoological TEK, I argue that knowledge of the natural world does not constitute a cultural domain that can be carved off and represented in isolation. This claim is bolstered by psychological studies of belief in ritual efficacy and causal explanations of natural phenomena. In everyday cognition, natural and “supernatural” ontologies are thoroughly entwined. I propose some heuristics for advancing piecemeal ontological coordination among Indigenous stakeholders, ethnobiologists, and conservationists. These heuristics aim at facilitating cooperation while preserving difference across systems of knowledge and value. + ZOOM Campus Events
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06:00PM 07:15PM The Interdisciplinary Humanism of Jean Toomer's "Cane": University Event Topic: HumanitiesSchool: Emory CollegeDepartment / Organization: Fox Center for Humanistic InquiryMeeting Organizer/Sponsor: Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry & Georgia HumanitiesSpeaker/Presenter: Fox Center PostdocsEvent Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeContact Name: Fox Center for Humanistic InquiryContact Email: foxcenter@emory.eduLink: http://fchi.emory.edu/home/documents/GREAT%20WORKS%20SEMINARS/Toomers%20Cane-Postdocs.pdfA 2020-2021 Great Works Seminarin collaboration with the Georgia Seminars'I felt strange, as I always do in Georgia':The Interdisciplinary Humanism of Jean Toomer's CaneOctober 1, 8, 15, & 22Our seminar will explore Jean Toomer's modernist masterwork Cane. An innovative genre-bending blend of poetry and prose, this 1923 novel speaks as much to its own time as it does to ours today, foregrounding the experience of Black Americans in Georgia and across the United States. The book challenges readers to linger in its interlocking nonlinear narratives and irresolution, as it braids haunting images of violence, family, changing rural landscapes, and interpersonal struggles. Our seminar features five sections co-lead by four Fellows, each of whom will bring their respective specialties in U.S. and international histories, poetics, and music to our community-based discussion.This seminar will be presented by the Fox Center’s 2020-2021 Postdoctoral Fellows: Martha Groppo, Byrd McDaniel, Julie Miller, and Nick Sturm. This seminar will meet via Zoom from 6-7:15pm on the following Thursday evenings during the 2020 fall semester: October 1, 8, 15, & 22. This Zoom meeting is limited and must be reserved in advance. The Zoom link will be sent via email in advance of the first session date. Complimentary copies of Cane will be available. Everyone from the Atlanta community is welcome and invited to join us for this free seminar. For further information and to reserve a spot on a “first-come basis,” email the Fox Center at fchi@emory.edu.We are grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities and Georgia Humanities for their support of this program. Any views, findings, conclusionsor recommendations expressed in these seminars do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Georgia Humanities. + Online via Zoom Campus Events
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06:00PM 07:15PM The Interdisciplinary Humanism of Jean Toomer's "Cane": University Event Topic: HumanitiesSchool: Emory CollegeDepartment / Organization: Fox Center for Humanistic InquiryMeeting Organizer/Sponsor: Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry & Georgia HumanitiesSpeaker/Presenter: Fox Center PostdocsEvent Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeContact Name: Fox Center for Humanistic InquiryContact Email: foxcenter@emory.eduLink: http://fchi.emory.edu/home/documents/GREAT%20WORKS%20SEMINARS/Toomers%20Cane-Postdocs.pdfA 2020-2021 Great Works Seminarin collaboration with the Georgia Seminars'I felt strange, as I always do in Georgia':The Interdisciplinary Humanism of Jean Toomer's CaneOctober 1, 8, 15, & 22Our seminar will explore Jean Toomer's modernist masterwork Cane. An innovative genre-bending blend of poetry and prose, this 1923 novel speaks as much to its own time as it does to ours today, foregrounding the experience of Black Americans in Georgia and across the United States. The book challenges readers to linger in its interlocking nonlinear narratives and irresolution, as it braids haunting images of violence, family, changing rural landscapes, and interpersonal struggles. Our seminar features five sections co-lead by four Fellows, each of whom will bring their respective specialties in U.S. and international histories, poetics, and music to our community-based discussion.This seminar will be presented by the Fox Center’s 2020-2021 Postdoctoral Fellows: Martha Groppo, Byrd McDaniel, Julie Miller, and Nick Sturm. This seminar will meet via Zoom from 6-7:15pm on the following Thursday evenings during the 2020 fall semester: October 1, 8, 15, & 22. This Zoom meeting is limited and must be reserved in advance. The Zoom link will be sent via email in advance of the first session date. Complimentary copies of Cane will be available. Everyone from the Atlanta community is welcome and invited to join us for this free seminar. For further information and to reserve a spot on a “first-come basis,” email the Fox Center at fchi@emory.edu.We are grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities and Georgia Humanities for their support of this program. Any views, findings, conclusionsor recommendations expressed in these seminars do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Georgia Humanities. + Online via Zoom Campus Events
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